MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 120%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMicro-Star MS-7B48
MotherboardMSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170905
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 21:04
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-8700K-$370
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
120% Outstanding
SC Int 148
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 588
QC Float 606
QC Mixed 600
136% 598 Pts
MC Int 1018
MC Float 1,163
MC Mixed 1,096
163% 1,092 Pts
Poor: 92%
This bench: 120%
Great: 124%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Asus(1043 0466) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 209
Reflection 165
Parallax 282
73% 218 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 179
Splatting 182
69% 164 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
149GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 78% Great: 133%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
291GB free
Firmware: HP33 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 139
Write 146
Mixed 136
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.29
93% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
240GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 46% Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 23.1
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 27.8
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 91%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) Builds (Compare 10,921 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $948
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $360Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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